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Forum: MP3 Player News 03-20-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,086
Posted By el maco
In this interview...

In this interview (http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/572-pono-or-oh-no-interview-neil-young/) Neil was asked if Pono will have an effect on loudness war or encourage less dynamic range...
Forum: MP3 Player News 03-12-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,086
Posted By el maco
There is a reason why I rarely visit that corner...

There is a reason why I rarely visit that corner of the internet... so I would not know :o Anyway, as we speak it is only a matter of hours when the Pono will breach $ 2 million in crowd funding; all...
Forum: MP3 Player News 03-12-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,086
Posted By el maco
Careful with these... For a second I thought...

Careful with these... For a second I thought these people were serious. Only after reading the part where they recommend Porta Pros to go with the $2000 player I realized it was a joke. :D
Forum: MP3 Player News 03-11-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,086
Posted By el maco
No, I don't think so. The acronym comes from Free...

No, I don't think so. The acronym comes from Free Lossless Audio Codec after all. The Toblerone will play FLAC, that much is known, but I haven't seen an official word whether or not that will be the...
Forum: MP3 Player News 03-11-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,086
Posted By el maco
I wonder if these "Pono certified tracks" will...

I wonder if these "Pono certified tracks" will employ a DRM scheme or not. Otherwise we're looking at a cumbersomely shaped Toblerone which is being marketed using technical-sounding, typical...
Forum: MP3 Player News 03-09-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,444
Posted By el maco
Come on man... you got to give them at least some...

Come on man... you got to give them at least some credit. :p 128GB of storage with high rez support, also plenty of room to house a proper headphone amp in that casing. It will probably be...
Forum: MP3 Player News 03-08-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,352
Posted By el maco
If the rumored upcoming Cowon P1...

If the rumored upcoming Cowon P1 (http://www.red-dot-21.com/products/p1-portable-audio-player-22702) ends up being reality, it at least does a better job in keeping up with the times. 128GB with high...
Forum: MP3 Player News 02-25-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,352
Posted By el maco
Its much smaller in reality than how it looks in...

Its much smaller in reality than how it looks in that picture, about the size of a cigarette lighter. Not that it matters anything. It still looks funny and makes one wonder why they even bother....
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 02-09-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,667
Posted By el maco
FYI: Its just a matter of volume. The adverse...

FYI: Its just a matter of volume. The adverse effect of reducing the bit depth is that you get more rounding (quantization) errors. Even though the errors are essentially 'random' by nature, the...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 02-09-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,667
Posted By el maco
The most popular coding for digital audio is...

The most popular coding for digital audio is based on the CD standard ("red book") which uses 44100 samples per second at 16 bit accuracy. The term "high res" refers to audio coding which uses a...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 12-01-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,027
Posted By el maco
The answer to this topic's question is so...

The answer to this topic's question is so obvious, for a second I thought you were trolling us there. The mainstream has already moved on. What remains is a much smaller "cheap workout mp3 player"...
Forum: Android 11-25-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,021
Posted By el maco
I think Monty Montgomery gives a rather good...

I think Monty Montgomery gives a rather good explanation if you have a couple of moments to spend by watching this video Its somewhere in the middle but watching the whole thing is highly...
Forum: Random Chat 09-08-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,095
Posted By el maco
While browsing the DR database I noticed some of...

While browsing the DR database I noticed some of them certainly are improved versions. Its difficult to say just how common it is of course.
Forum: Random Chat 09-08-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,095
Posted By el maco
That's true. For example, many of the 'high res'...

That's true. For example, many of the 'high res' downloads on HDTracks are in fact better mastered versions of the corresponding CDs. This contributes to the myth that 192/24 or 96/24 sound better...
Forum: Random Chat 09-08-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,095
Posted By el maco
A compressed/artifically loud recording is bound...

A compressed/artifically loud recording is bound to lose much of its rhythmic impact because there's simply no room for the peaks anymore. On the other hand, a less 'hot' mastering usually sounds...
Forum: Anythingbutiphone 09-03-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By el maco
Well, my reasoning was that if Apple and Samsung...

Well, my reasoning was that if Apple and Samsung together collect 100% of the profits (http://bgr.com/2013/05/07/apple-samsung-smartphone-profit-q1-2013/) of the mobile industry, the rest aren't left...
Forum: Anythingbutiphone 09-03-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By el maco
Elop is surely going to be remembered as the man...

Elop is surely going to be remembered as the man who destroyed the company every Finn was once proud of. However I think this is unfair to say the least. The biggest mistakes were made long before...
Forum: iRiver 09-02-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,897
Posted By el maco
AK100 suffers from the classic problem...

AK100 suffers from the classic problem (http://www.markuskraus.com/RMAA/ak100tf10/fr.png) rendering it incompatible with certain types of headphones. Assuming the RWA mod means lowering the 22ohm...
Forum: Random Chat 08-31-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,095
Posted By el maco
I don't know about this particular release, but...

I don't know about this particular release, but here's an example of the kind of difference I would expect. (Nevermind the horrible 64kbit compression quality, the effect should be clearly audible...
Forum: Random Chat 08-31-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,095
Posted By el maco
Of course its great, no question about it. Even...

Of course its great, no question about it. Even though I think the loudness war has already been lost long time ago. A whole generation has now grown up listening to compressed sound (not compressed...
Forum: Headphones 08-21-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 231,585
Posted By el maco
I can't access Dfkt's RMAA measurement data...

I can't access Dfkt's RMAA measurement data either anymore. Says the domain name has been expired. I hope someone got at least a copy of that IEM spreadsheet as it has lots of valuable information in...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 05-29-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By el maco
The convenience of a single device has made the...

The convenience of a single device has made the dedicated mp3 player obsolete for me. The modern smartphone is such a good platform for media consumption. I guess in the future most people won't be...
Forum: Android 05-07-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,244
Posted By el maco
Thanks for your replies guys. I have no doubt...

Thanks for your replies guys. I have no doubt that Rockbox can do high quality audio processing etc. But since it has been originally written for non-touchscreen devices I fear it may not live up to...
Forum: Android 05-04-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,244
Posted By el maco
Android music player with a parametric EQ?

There seems to be at least two Android phones on the market ATM which look promising in terms of high quality audio. The most important feature for me is the music player so this got me thinking...
Forum: Random Chat 03-26-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,895
Posted By el maco
I managed to get the free version of Accudio...

I managed to get the free version of Accudio running even though I don't have a microSIM card at the moment. I do like the sound -- the EQ profile designed for my headphones is hands down better...
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